Carnival Corporation & plc has named David Dingle as the chairman of Carnival UK and it has promoted David Noyes — currently executive vice president operations — to the position of CEO, with operating responsibility for the UK-based brands P&O Cruises and Cunard Line.
Dingle and Noyes will take up their new roles on Oct. 1, 2014 and will both report to Carnival Corporation & plc president and CEO Arnold Donald.
In making the announcment, Donald said: “This move allows us to strengthen further our overall leadership in the critically important UK marketplace, while also promoting from within to leverage the skills, experience and capabilities of our executive team.”
Dingle, who became CEO in 2007, joined P&O Cruises in London in 1978 where, after holding a series of commercial positions, he became managing director in 2000. At the time of the merger of P&O Princess Cruises plc and the Carnival Corporation in April 2003, he became managing director of Carnival UK.
Noyes joined Carnival UK in 2011, in his current position. Prior to joining Carnival, he worked in the UK travel industry for 25 years, mainly with British Airways, where he was responsible for BA’s worldwide customer services operation, and latterly with Gray Dawes Travel as CEO.
Elaine Holt will join Carnival UK on Oct. 1, 2014 as David Noyes’ replacement as executive vice president operations following a highly successful career in the rail, road and airline industries.